Three Rivers Community College

BC_CThree Rivers Community College (TRCC) is a commuter college that serves Southeastern CT with a variety of credit based degree and certificate programs designed to meet the dynamic needs of our learning community. Their student population consists of more than 5,000 enrolled students each semester and 2,500 Continuing Education students each year, and it continues to grow. Below you’ll find all of the resources submitted by Three Rivers Community College for the C2L Project.



Browse TRCC's Stories and Practices.

Three Rivers CC – Nursing and Social Pedagogy – a Synergistic Fit

Integrative Social Pedagogy is a natural match with entering freshmen and nursing students. At Three Rivers Community College students learn about themselves and people within the institution. Assignments are designed to foster relationships where constructive feedback increases learning, confidence and attainment of goals. These planned experiences energize both students and faculty as they inquire, reflect, connect and integrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a registered nurse. Read more [...]

Three Rivers CC – Professional Development through Reading, Preparing for Presentations and Published Work

Thomas Angelo asks us to model the pedagogies we choose to nurture in the classroom as our professional development; using that foundation we collaborate through iterative discussions and investigations developing presentations and publications synthesizing our work. As we develop presentations we are inquiring about ePortfolio pedagogy, technology and assessment, reflecting on the work of the students and ourselves and then integrating the work to strengthen connections and formulate propositions. Through the presentation and subsequent reflection we empower the making meaning process for ourselves. Read more [...]

Three Rivers CC – Learning through Jams–Professional Development

Professional Development is a cornerstone of project implementation. Jams, collaboration with C2L colleagues and expert guidance from grant leaders promoted TRCCs’ growth. Here is our story of how we strengthened our outcome assessment abilities through the leadership of Laura Gambino, Bret Eynon and the C2L team. Read more [...]

Three Rivers CC – Technology–Purpose, Platforms, and Access

Students understood how the technology worked with an analogy: you have multiple files in a file cabinet which you access and review in different ways and at different times, presenting knowledge and ideas in different ways to different people. Your ePortfolio is a powerful tool. What I learned to say is using ePortfolio is a powerful process. Read more [...]

Three Rivers CC – Who Am I Becoming? –reflective practices

In NUR 205, Nursing Management and Trends, students’ reflections help them become colleagues, and nursing professionals. Assignment one asks students to share how they have met program outcomes and mentor a beginning student into the process of learning. Assignment two focuses on lifelong learning abilities. Nurses use information literacy skills in evidence based practice and continue to ask questions to advance patient care and the profession. This work remains available for the student to review when they are in a BSN or MA / MSN program. Assignment three asks the student to create an ePortfolio which invites an employer to interview them. All of these assignments ask students to interact with previous artifacts and plan for their future. Read more [...]

Three Rivers CC – Reflection through journaling and process recordings

In NUR203, Nursing Care of Individuals and Families II students continue reflection as personal growth with a focus on professionalism and communication. Students complete their final process recording in a psychiatric setting. In previous clinical courses they have completed process recordings in a senior center, medical surgical and maternity settings. Through the learning activity, feedback from faculty and peers students strengthen therapeutic communication skills and emotional intelligence. In this last semester they utilize and reflect on complex communication skills. Read more [...]

Three Rivers CC – Connecting Theory to Practice in Gerontology–reflective practice

In NUR 102, Family Health Nursing, the second required clinical course students continue with ePortfolio pedagogy demonstrating reflection as connection; recognizing links to and with theory, presentations and clinical practice. Students continue and deepen previous learned abilities in weekly clinical reflections, student driven maternity and medical-surgical journal article presentations. Read more [...]

Three Rivers CC – “AHA” Finding Your Professional Voice—reflective practice

The use of reflection and ePortfolio pedagogy continues throughout the program. In the third clinical nursing course students demonstrate reflection as personal growth with prompts asking them to identify how they are developing their own professional voice and recognizing the change in critical thinking and other core values Read more [...]

Three Rivers CC – Introduction to Reflection and ePortfolio

Reflection and ePortfolio are “moving forces” developing 21st century professionals. Through an orientation, information literacy assignment and weekly clinical reflections students develop structured and disciplined behaviors. Program outcomes drive the backward curricular design with forward thinking to create graduate registered nurses over four semesters. In the first semester students are introduced to social pedagogy, reflective practice and use of feedback. Assignments and strategies for implementation in the first semester are given. Read more [...]

Three Rivers CC – Start Your College Journey–FYE Reflective Practice

In First Year Experience (FYE) Courses students ask themselves who am I, reflect on what they want in their college journey, investigate resources and present plans to peers and faculty. Assignments guide students through the process of inquiry, reflection and integration. : Designing FYE assignments are important; Read more [...]
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